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                                    THIRD READING

          Bill No:  AB 2721
          Author:   Pan (D), et al.
          Amended:  8/20/14 in Senate
          Vote:     21

           SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE  :  4-0, 6/25/14
          AYES:  Liu, Wyland, Hancock, Huff
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Block, Correa, Monning

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE  :  5-0, 8/14/14
          AYES:  De León, Hill, Lara, Padilla, Steinberg
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Walters, Gaines

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  77-0, 5/27/14 - See last page for vote

           SUBJECT  :    California State University Trustees

           SOURCE  :     Author

           DIGEST  :   This bill expands the membership of the California  
          State University (CSU) Board of Trustees (BOT), by requiring the  
          Governor to appoint to the Board, a permanent non-faculty  
          employee, as specified.

           Senate Floor Amendments  of 8/20/14 add double-jointing language  
          in order to avoid chaptering out issues with AB 2324 (Williams).

           ANALYSIS  :    Under existing law the CSU BOT is comprised of, at  
          any time, 25 members as follows:



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           Five ex-officio members:  (a) the Governor, (b) the Lieutenant  
            Governor, (c) Speaker of the Assembly, (d) the Superintendent  
            of Public Instruction, and (e) the Chancellor of the CSU.

           Sixteen Governor Appointees confirmed by two-thirds of the  
            Senate, each serving an eight-year term.

           One alumni association representative, who cannot be an  
            employee of the CSU, appointed by the Governor serving a  
            two-year term.

           One tenured CSU faculty representative appointed by the  
            Governor, for a two-year term, from a list of names of at  
            least two persons furnished by the CSU Academic Senate.  The  
            faculty member cannot participate on any subcommittees of the  
            CSU BOT responsible for collective bargaining negotiations.

           Two CSU students appointed by the Governor for staggered  
            two-year terms from a list of nominees furnished by the  
            governing CSU BOT of any statewide student organization that  
            represents CSU students and the student body organizations of  
            the CSU campuses.  Only one student is eligible to vote at any  

          This bill expands the membership of the CSU BOT to 26 members.   
          Specifically this bill:

          1.Requires the Governor to appoint the permanent non-faculty  
            employee from a list of at least two nominees provided by a  
            system-wide staff council of permanent non-faculty who is not  
            in a management personnel plan, a confidential classification,  
            or an excluded classification, to be appointed by the Governor  
            to serve on the CSU BOT for a two-year term.

          2.Requires that the employee organizations fund a system-wide  
            staff council established by the bill's provisions.

          3.Prohibits the permanent non-faculty CSU BOT member from  
            participating on any subcommittee of the board responsible for  
            collective bargaining negotiations.

          4.Requires that the term of office for the permanent non-faculty  
            CSU BOT member begin July 1, and expire June 30, two years  



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          5.Provides that the permanent non-faculty employee member of the  
            CSU BOT shall receive compensation for CSU BOT service only as  

          6.Contains double-jointing language with AB 2324 (Williams).

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Appropriation:  No   Fiscal Com.:  Yes    
          Local:  No

          According to the Senate Appropriations Committee:

           Selection:  potentially significant workload to the CSU to  
            create an independent system-wide staff council to nominate  
            employees for the BOT; potentially significant costs to the  
            employee organizations of permanent non-faculty employees of  
            CSU to fund the council.

           SUPPORT  :   (Verified  8/21/14)

          California State University Employees Union

           OPPOSITION  :    (Verified  8/21/14)

          California State University

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  77-0, 5/27/14
          AYES:  Achadjian, Alejo, Allen, Ammiano, Bigelow, Bloom,  
            Bocanegra, Bonilla, Bonta, Bradford, Brown, Buchanan, Ian  
            Calderon, Campos, Chau, Chávez, Chesbro, Conway, Cooley,  
            Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dickinson, Donnelly, Eggman, Fong, Fox,  
            Frazier, Beth Gaines, Garcia, Gatto, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon,  
            Gorell, Gray, Grove, Hagman, Hall, Harkey, Roger Hernández,  
            Holden, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Levine, Linder, Logue, Lowenthal,  
            Maienschein, Mansoor, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Muratsuchi,  
            Nazarian, Nestande, Olsen, Pan, Perea, John A. Pérez, V.  
            Manuel Pérez, Quirk, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, 
            Rodriguez, Salas, Skinner, Stone, Ting, Wagner, Waldron,  
            Weber, Wieckowski, Wilk, Williams, Yamada, Atkins
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Patterson, Quirk-Silva, Vacancy

          PQ:e  8/21/14   Senate Floor Analyses 



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                           SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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